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split decision -- the supreme court strikes down key provisions in arizona's controversial immigration law. taking the plunge -- a wedding party finds out the hard way how much weight a dock will hold. and royal elegance -- it's your chance to own couture headgear once owned by duchess kate, good morning, everyone, i'm lynn berry, those stories and more are straight ahead. this is "first look" on msnbc.
we're going to begin this morning with an up and down decision. the u.s. supreme court delivered a mixed verdict, both the obama administration and the state of arizona yesterday, ruling it is constitutional for arizona police to check immigration status. however, other sections of the state's controversial immigration law were thrown out entirely. nbc's steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: both sides had something to celebrate as the high court handed down the arizona decision. by 5-3 the justices upheld the most controversial part of the law, requiring police to check the immigration status of anyone they stop and suspect is not in the u.s. legally. the court rejecting the claim that's only the federal government's job. swing justice, anthony kennedy sided with court conservatives, writing for the majority. the mandatory nature of the arizona status checks does not interfere with the federal immigration scheme. consultation between federal and state officials is an important
feature of the immigration system. that's what arizona's republican governor, jan brewer, had argued. >> this is the day we have been waiting for. and, make no mistake, arizona is ready. civil rights will be protected. racial profiling will not be tolerated. >> reporter: but opponents of the so-called show me your papers provision will fight on. >> i believe it's the most venomous part based on race, based on nationality and based on racial profiling. >> reporter: and the high court made clear, if arizona cops do profile or bend the rules to make arrests, the law could be back in court. struck down were parts of the law banning living and working in arizona without papers and police arresting those suspects without warrant. president obama celebrated that. but played up instead what he did on immigration. >> it's time to stop denying citizenship to responsible young people just because they're the
children of undocumented workers. >> reporter: mitt romney was cautious, saying in a statement, the nation needs comprehensive immigration reform. i'm steve handelsman, nbc news, at the supreme court. well last night on the "ed show" speaking about the court's ruling, arizona congressman raul grielva told ed schultz that his state's governor are block all efforts to come up with a comprehensive bipartisan policy. >> there's not one of the republicans in arizona, in our delegation, including our senators, that, that has helped in that bipartisan effort. in fact they will set up barriers, i find it ironic that the people who harp the most about the states need to do it because the federal government won't are the same ones that put every impediment in front of us here in congress to get it done. i think there's a great deal of pressure in congress, should be,
it's our responsibility, we need to take care of it and it's time that the republicans stepped up and acted as adults and quit exploiting this issue and exploiting the poor people that are abused by this issue. >> each night ed schultz tackles the issues that matter most to americans. don't miss his show on msnbc. elsewhere, tropical storm debby is absolutely drenching florida's gulf coast. strong winds and heavy rain are expected to continue for several days, causing flooding and power outages. nbc's jay gray has the story from panama city, florida. >> reporter: the winds have intensified. but it's the rain that's defined debby to this point. a driving rain, as much as five inches an hour in some of the hardest-hit areas. rivers are spilling over their banks, water has swallowed countless roadways and now threatens homes, businesses, and
even this church in appalachicola. >> we've been pumping for six hours and we're still pumping. hoping to get ahead of the storm surge. >> reporter: but in some races, the race with mother nature has already been lost. >> thank god it didn't happen while we were here. and but it's still emotional. >> reporter: emotions stretched to their limits in venus, florida, where a young mom died protecting her little girl from debris during a tornado. forecasters say 20 tornadoes have been spawned as a result of the storm system and there's a chance of even more before it's all over. high winds have knocked out electricity for at least 35,000 residents. even as crews work to restore power, they must still deal with all of the water. understanding that in many areas, more is on the way. while the slow-moving storm continues to churn, just off the coast. jay gray, nbc news, panama city beach, florida. well here's your "first
look" at other news going on around america today. this is funny. in michigan, a wedding party met a watery fate after a small dock sell brants webrants were standg on collapsed. everyone was okay and they were able to laugh about it. the groom says he could feel the dock leaning and tilting just before the whole thing gave way. and the bride was remarkably good-natured about the whole thing. good for her. in california, a close call for a man pulling into his driveway, a gunman tried to rob the man following him to his front door. but the victim was able to get inside and lock the gunman out. the robber then tried shooting at least three times, but the weapon jammed. the attacker is still on the loose. and finally in ohio, if you had to give a name to an octopus, what would it be? i know we've spent hours trying to think about this. the four-foot-long sea creature picked the winner, using her
tentacles to grab a toy ball with the name cora as in coral, written on it. more than 2,000 entries. the other two finalists were scarlet and octavia. now for a look at the national weather, we turn to nbc meteorologist, bill karins with your forecast. >> inky? >> inky is a little better than -- >> there you go. he came up with leggy before. >> gave him a little bit of a challenge. >> you saw the pictures down there with jay gray in areas of florida, north florida and mostly rural small towns were hit the hardest. south of tallahassee. they'll be talking about this storm for decades to come. 20 inches of rain in the last two days in some of these small towns. a town called live oak, evacuations taking place in north florida, along i-10. the storm doesn't look that impressive. a lot of the rain has pushed off to the east coast. the only heavy thunderstorms along the border of georgia and
florida. but the storm is located here in the gulf. it looks like increasing showers in tampa, sarasota, up into the orlando area. here's the area of concern. you see the lightning strikes by the interstate 10 shield. that's where the worst of it. that's where live oakes is located. southern georgia picking up the heavy rain, too. there we can deal with it. if this continues all day we'll get some flooding, they've been dry in southern portions of georgia lately. they could use a little bit of the rain. here's where the center of the storm is the forecast just out from the national hurricane center. does now finally begin to speed up the process of getting rid of the storm. they were thinking yesterday it could linger. maybe until saturday or so. now it looks like it will be right over the top as only a tropical depression of central florida come thursday, then by friday, it looks like all the rain and everything else we should be done with it, it may go back to tropical storm strength over the warm waters of the gulf. but it looks like only 48 hours left of dealing with debby.
105 yesterday in denver. the middle of the country, i can't tell you how hot it is. it continues to bake and all the hot air, lynn, is heading for the ohio valley and the mid-atlantic. coming up, stocks sag in spain. the secret been factor to nevada's needy is unmasked. your "first look" at the morning's business headlines is straight ahead. coming up, tough day at wimbledon for two americans, the heat parade through miami and a thrilling ending to their college world series. my bad.
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welcome back to "first look," i'm lynn berry, here's some top stories making news this morning. intelligence officials at the c.i.a. and other agencies are facing possible lie detector tests to stop information leaks to the news media the director of national intelligence yesterday announced new rules to
conduct investigations into leaked secrets. a general in syria's army is the latest to defect to turkey. a lawyer for jerry sandusky says the former penn state assistant football coach is defiant, says he's not guilty and is not suicidal. after his conviction on 45 counts of sexually abusing boys, sandusky wants a psychological evaluation done quickly so he can have visits from his family. a new study found the h1n1 swine flu outbreak in 2009 was 15 times more deadly than originally thought. at the time more than 18,000 deaths were confirmed by the centers for disease control. but now researchers estimate over 284,000 actually died. and here's your chance to buy a hat worn by the duchess of cambridge. an auction today in london features two worn by kate middleton before she married
england's prince william. here's your "first look" at this morning's dish of scrambled politics. two other rulings by the nation's high court were lost in monday's coverage of arizona's immigration law. the court struck down a 1912 montana law preventing political spending by corporations. not only ending the state's resistance to the high court's controversial citizens united ruling, but in effect, expanding that ruling to include state and local elections. also, the justices abolished mandatory life without parole for all juveniles convicted of murder. finding the arbitrary sentences cruel and unusual. unnamed sources tell the blog shark tank debby wasserman schultz is out as chair of the democratic national committee after the election, whether the president wins or not. postal employees launched a hunger strike monday on capitol hill. they claimed the post office isn't going broke due to
declining first-class mail or internet competition. they blame the red ink on the 2006 congressional mandate requiring the service to prefund retiree benefits 75 years in advance. congressman dennis kucinich blamed it on efforts to privatize the mail. former republican senator, bob dole, tells "gq" newt gingrich was difficult to work with, so he's not a newt fan. saying quote he's got a lot of ideas, some of them good, not many. campaigning in boston, the president, a chicago white sox fan couldn't help himself, thanking boston for trading red sox veteran, kevin youkilis to his white sox. upon hearing boos, the president quickly apologized, saying i guess i should not have brought up baseball. and that's your morning dish of scrambled politics. and here's your "first look" at how wall street will kick off the day.
the dow opens at 12,502. the s&p sank 21, the nasdaq plunged 26. in tokyo, the nikkei fell 70 points, but in hong kong, the hang seng gained 84. europe's debt crisis dogged investors against on monday. hours after a former bailout request from spain, moody's slashed credit ratings on 28 spanish banks, that rattled investors over how much cash spain will need. bank of america led the dow's losses as u.s. banks with european exposure took a beating. walmart was the only blue chip in the black. thanks to its canadian expansion plans. chesapeake energy dropped 8% after report it conspired with a canadian rival to keep land prices down in oil and gas-rich areas. new home sales hit a two-year high in may, but debt worries overseas outweighed any
optimism there. pfizer and bristol-myers squibb both sank after a blood-thinning drug. speaking of social networks, check your facebook settings, yesterday, without asking users' default emails were changed to their facebook dot-com address. starting today, spirit is charging $1 to print your pass at the airport. orbitz is showing pricier hotel options. and who says gambling doesn't pay? sort of, it turns out an anonymous donor who gave $1 million to united way, distributed in $500 gift cards to needy nevada fans over the weekend, was las vegas casino owner, steve wynn.
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here's nbc's fred roggin. >> good morning. we will start with high drama in the college world series. off to omaha. arizona and the two-time defending champ, south carolina tied at 1-1 in the ninth. brandon dixon was put into the game for his glove, came up with a huge at bat. ripped a double down the line and scored the go-ahead run. dixon with his first hit of the college world series, twa as big one. that opened the floodgates, wild carts exploded for three in the ninth. bottom of the inning, last chance for south carolina, sacks full for grayson grider, hit one high and deep, but not deep enough. arizona held on to win 4-1 and captured their first national title since 1986. rafael furcal, a double just inside the third baseline, tyler green hustled around from first to score. marlins blew a four-run lead in the ninth. robinson cano continues to hit the cover off the ball.
yanks had their win with the indians, 7-1. the nats steven strasburg was cruising along and this happened. nailed mark scutaro in the head with a fastball. scutaro was okay, but strasburg wasn't, the rockies won it 4-. tough day to be an american at wimbledon. five-time champ, venus williams lost her opening-round match and john isner is also heading home after losing in five sets. the party continued in miami, the heat celebrated their nba title with a ticker tape parade. hundreds of thousands lined the streets to catch a glimpse of dwyane wade, lebron james and company. it's a franchise's second title. right now they're the favorites in vegas to win it again next year. that's your first look at sports, i'm fred roggin. now for another look at the weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins, he has your hot, hot, hot, weather channel forecast. >> some people are saying it's summer, it's supposed to be hot. but this is kind of pushing it. i mean yes it is supposed to be
hot. we like it hot. but this is a little ridiculous in areas of texas and up to colorado. this is the weather pattern, we're cool in the northeast and the west coast. let me fast-forward this until thursday. the weather pattern flattens out, it allows the heat in the middle of the country begin to spread east. we'll hit areas around st. louis and chicago, then it's going to travel to the mid-atlantic region by the time we get to friday and saturday. let me take you through the forecast of the big cities around the next three days. today, still cool on the east coast. we're hot in denver. we start to spread it, 82 in chicago today. tomorrow, chicago jumps to 94. kansas city up near 100 degrees, we're watching the heat beginning to spread. into thursday, chicago could be 103 degrees. the hottest temperature ever recorded in chicago, going back 100 years, is 105, we could be near that as we go throughout thursday. it's not going to be very humid, the drought conditions are very prevalent through the middle of the country and they're only
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exactly. good one. bill. the 71-year-old trebek, who has hosted "jeopardy" for 28 years is expected to recover and be back to work for the new season in july. celeb buzz reports "hangover" star will marry long-time girlfriend quinn lundberg. celeb buzz obtained a wedding invitation, reports it includes a drawing of the couple by galifanakis that makes him look like a little troll while lundberg is a stunning tall princess. uggie, the canine star of the film "the artist" became the first dog to put his paw prints in cement. that's your news you can use for today. >> didn't they ban all conversations about "the artist" about a half a year ago? >> we did, but then we got hate mail from the intellectuals who
saw it and found it really interesting. >> we taught them a lesson. >> we did, we're just that sophisticated. i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. stay tuned, "way too early" with willie geist starts right now. well it was not the ruling on president obama's health care law that country was anticipating, but the supreme court's verdict on the arizona immigration law has supporters and opponents both claiming a measure of victory this morning. the question is -- why did the high court leave and place unanimously the most controversial element of that arizona law? we hear their explanation. debby is just sitting there in the gulf of mexico, dumping as much as a foot of rarn in some parts of florida with another foot on the way. the question is, where is debby headed today? we'll have the forecast. and white sox fan, president obama is booed in front of a red sox audience. you don't make jokes about